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Our Mission

The mission of the JG Baseball Academy Travel Baseball Organization is to promote, organize, and conduct a full-time travel baseball program for highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment.  Our goal is to prepare our players to be able to play and compete on their high school varsity team and beyond.

The JG Baseball Academy will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout life both on and off the baseball field.


PLAYERS

 Players considering to make the jump to travel baseball should be made aware of the following:

  • Travel baseball is significantly more expensive than recreational. It can incur costs from higher level coaching, more practice time, and travel expenses.
  • There is no guarantee of playing time. The best players play.
  • There is an increased chance for high level development. Players looking to play in college and beyond should seriously consider joining a traveling team
  • You will be required to try out and will be placed on a team according to ability.
  • Rules are generally more closely related to high school or college baseball.
  • We offer High School, and youth programs.
  • High School Teams 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Youth Program Teams 14, 13, 12, 11, 10
  • Please feel free to call us with any questions you might have.

RAUL MIRAMONTES JR. DIRECTOR

35 years of baseball experience as a player/coach

 

Hitting/catcher instructor

 

Coached KC Royals scout/developmental team 1995-1997

 

Coached Milwaukee Brewers summer/development team 1998-1999

 

Coached for Corona Heat 2010-2011

 

Coached for El Monte Dukes 2012-2015

 

Coach for JG Baseball 2015-present

 

Have been part of the college recruiting process for our athletes.

 

Married, I have 3 beautiful children and 1 granddaughter.


KEITH HARWOOD DIRECTOR

1989 Started my coaching career coaching youth/High School players.

 

1991-1997 Started the organization Chino Valley Mavericks.  We had all levels from Youth to High School level.

 

1994-1997 Started coaching the Chino High School Fall program.

 

1997 coached the Goodwill Games.

 

1999-2015 I then started coaching for ABD and started traveling all over the United States and other countries. 

 

2003 I coached the USA PAN AM team in Mexico City.

 

I have had the joy of placing hundreds of players in college and have been lucky enough to have coached current MLB players in my lifetime.

 

I left ABD in 2015 and have now joined JG Baseball Academy as a co owner with Raul Miramontes.

 

I had a coach Tom Egen of the Los Angeles Angels and former White Sox catcher/third basemen. He told us as teenagers if there is one thing I can teach you is give back what has been given to you. I have been honoring him ever since I was 21.

 

My wife and I have six boys and one daughter between us, and also six grandchildren so far.

 

 


GREG BURNS YOUTH COORDINATOR

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2003 

Selected to play in perfect game too prospect national showcase 

Selected to play in the area code games 

Played scout ball with the Seattle Mariners organization 

 

 

 

2004 

Walnut HS

Played scout ball Atlanta Braves organization 

Signed to University of Hawaii

Selected to play in All American AFLAC games

2nd team all American

3rd draft choice of Florida Marlins (98th overall)

Invited to instructional league 

Top prospect list in rookie ball

 

2005 

Promoted to New York Penn League (Short –Season) 

Top prospect list in New York Penn League 

 

2006

Promoted to South Atlantic League Low A in 2006-2007

Player of the month of Aug

 

2008 -09

Promoted to Florida State League High-A in 2008 through 2009

Hawaii Winter Ball League 2008

Invited to play in the Arizona Fall League 2009

 

2010

Promoted to Southern League Double-A Promoted to New Orleans Zephyrs Triple-A 

League champion for southern league 

 

2011 

Signed with Evansville Otters

Singed with Traverse city Beach Bums 

 

2012 

Retired from professional baseball

 

2013 - Joined JG Baseball Academy

 


MATT Jaimes Coach Player Development/Recruiter

2004: High School First Team All League

         Won Upperclassmen Southland Home Run Derby (as Sophomore)

         Selected to USA Team Tournament of Stars

         Participated in the Goodwill Series in Beijing, China 

         Verbally committed to the University of Hawaii

         16u Team USA finalist

 

2005: High School First Team All League

         Selected to California All Star Game

         Selected to Perfect Game National Showcase in Atlanta,Georgia

         Selected to Perfect Game AFLAC Games
         Pre-season Puma All-American
         Pre-season Playstation All-American

         Pre-season Nike All-American

 

2006: Selected to Seattle Mariners Scout Ball Team

         High School First Team All League

         Set High School Single Season and All Time Home Run Record

         Set High School Single Season RBI Record

         Selected to Playstation All-American Games

         Selected to Puma All-American Games

         Drafted in the 12th Round by Texas Rangers

 

2007: Ranked 24th Top Prospect in Texas Rangers Organization

          Invited to Instructional League in the Fall  

     

2010: Signed International Contract in Liga Mexicana with the Algodoneros 

         Selected to LMN All Star Game and Home Run Derby

         Won Batting title with .343 Batting Avg.

         Invited to winter league, Liga Pacifico in Mexico 

         Selected to Liga Pacifico All Star and Home Run Derby candidate

         Participated in the Caribbean World Series for Team Mexico

 

2012: Retired 

 

2013 - 2016: Formed UBA Diplomats Travel Baseball Team

                   Assisted several athletes to the Sign Professional Contracts and Commit to 4 Year Universities 

 

2017: Merged with JG Baseball Academy


JOEL ATKINSON ORANGE COUNTY DIRECTOR

           San Clemente High School, 2006-2010

School Accolades: 

Four years of varsity experience with three varsity letters all in baseball. Defensive Player of the Year

2009 1st Team All South Coast League

2009 MVP

2010 1st Team All South Coast League

Team captain all four years

 

                  Division 1 SS, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

                  Division 1 NJCAA, Midland College, 2011-2013

 

Played under Coach David Coleman and lead team to Junior College World Series as Team Captain. Attended Junior College All Star Game both years.

School Accolades:

Defensive Player of the Year 2012

2013 1st Team All Conference

            All Texas All-Star 2012/2013

2013 Scholar Athlete

                  Division 1 SS, Northwestern State University, 2013-2015

Played under Coach Lane Burroughs and received Academic Honors. Was rated in the top 100 division 1 short stops both years.

School Accolades:

                        2014/2015 Defensive MVP

                        Rated in Top 100 NCAA Division 1 Players

                        2015 Scholar Athlete

 

                  Speed and Agility Specialist, Pro Kids Academy, Present

Work with young players to improve their running mechanics and explosive abilities. Provide week long speed and agility programs that include three phases: running form, acceleration and change in direction.

                  CO-Owner, Redline Athletics, Present

In charge of all operations run at our facility. Also the head of baseball player development and assistant head trainer. Breaking down and evaluating all areas of the game with personal instruction. Advise and organize personal training programs.

 

Education

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

                     Midland College, Midland, TX Associates in Exercise Science      May 2013

                  Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2015

                  Expert Rating Personal Training Certification, Online June 2015

                  SPS Certified (sports performance specialist)

                  CSCS – in progress (certified strength and conditioning specialist) 



Raul Miramontes

DIRECTOR

Phone: 951-847-6302

KEITH HARWOOD

DIRECTOR

Phone: 909-376-2574